What will the new coronavirus restrictions be for Victorians?

What will the new coronavirus restrictions be for Victorians?

June 23, 2021

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Victoria’s officials are this morning finalising plans to further ease restrictions imposed during the state’s recent lockdown.

The announcement is expected following a drop in local case numbers. Victoria has recorded only two locally acquired COVID-19 cases since last Friday.

Victorians are waiting to hear if restrictions will ease further on Wednesday. Credit:Getty Images

The first was a primary close contact of an existing case. The second was a primary close contact at the Kings Park apartment complex in Southbank, who had been quarantining throughout their infectious period.

Here’s what the new restrictions for Greater Melbourne will probably look like as the city moves towards the settings already in place in regional Victoria.

Workplaces and hospitality venues

It’s expected that companies will be allowed to operate with 75 per cent of their workforce in the office.

Hospitality venues will move to a looser one-per-four-square-metre density limit and a probable cap of about 300 people.

Crowd caps and gatherings

It’s expected that new rules will allow people to gather outdoors in groups of up to 50.

Crowd caps at sporting events are also expected to change.

The government is weighing up how many fans it will allow in stadiums, with the A-League grand final and a Saturday night blockbuster between Essendon and Melbourne to be hosted in Melbourne over the weekend.

Caps may differ depending on the capacity of the stadium.

Victorian Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said on Tuesday he expected “good news” for those wanting to host weddings this weekend.

Household visitors

State ministers will also assess advice from Professor Sutton on whether to allow more than two people to visit another household.

In regional Victoria currently, people are allowed five adult visitors to their homes per day, excluding dependants.

This story will be updated as Victorian authorities provide more information about the new restrictions.

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